When it comes to choosing a nude lipstick color, the general rule is to choose a shade that is either the same shade or a little lighter than your complexion. If you have pale skin, then you should choose cooler lipstick shades, while if you have darker skin, you'll want to choose warmer nude shades.
While these guidelines may seem easy enough to follow, choosing the perfect lip color for you can be a little overwhelming at first. You can find several shades that you like, only to discover that once you put them on, they are either too dark, too light or not compatible with your complexion.
A little-known secret to getting the best look with nude lip color is to apply lip gloss, lip balm and concealer. Use the same concealer you use to cover imperfections on your face. You can try experimenting with different concealer colors to find the shade that suits you best. Before you even apply color to your lips, you must clean the area with the help of a lip scrub. The lip scrub is designed to make your lips smooth and eliminate the dead layers of the skin. Then apply your favorite lip balm and then use your fingers to blend the concealer into your lips. Do not use an excessive amount of concealer, or your lips will look muddy. Finally, add a clear lip gloss, and you have now achieved a natural, nude lip look.
If you prefer not to use the technique above, you will have to look for the perfect nude lipstick. If you have fair skin, try Coconut Red Lipstick in Biarritz, or try Hydra Nude Clarins Red Limited Edition Lipstick in Pink Nude. For a medium complexion, try nude shades of true beige or light pink like Cover Girl Lip Perfection lipstick in Devilish color or Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Café Chic color. For darker skin tones, you should choose nude shades based on brown. Try Leal Lipcolour from Oreal Infallible in the Lingering Mocha color or Shireido Red Shimmerering in the BR 304 color.
The bottom line in the selection of nude lipsticks is that the fair skin is tailored to the hues that have a touch of champagne color, medium skin tones work best with shades of beige or pale pink, and darker skin tones are complemented by brown colors.